Ellie and Don Pruess: City Kids Turned Organic Beef Farmers

Here's the story of how a couple big city restauranteurs turned themselves into rural, back-to-the-land organic beef farmers.



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Ellie and Don Pruess were an unlikely pair to become organic beef farmers.
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Ellie in the garden.
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Facing south provides a view of the pasture and pond.
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Ellie and Don tending their black Angus cattle.
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Ellie and Don even find time to enjoy fishing in their pond.
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Don Pruess.
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The Pruess' solar-heated house.
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